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Design Anarchy

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Adbusters' Design Anarchy is a visual call to arms to resist the commercialization of everything from motherhood to masochism, and has spawned a new genre of "Reactionary Advertising." Each of the hundreds of images in this volume, many paired with notes, commentary and poetry, provokes thought and feeling. It is this feeling, this emotional "conversation" with the page th ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by ORO editions
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Jackie
The first 2/3 focus on Graphic Design. I am not a designer and don't have asperations in that direction, so I got bored with the text and just enjoyed looking at the pages.

The last 1/3 is more in my interest. Culture Jam, demarketing, new media, anti-consumerism... Having already read Culture Jam and being an avid Adbusters fan, there wasn't much that was new.

In all, I was left with a distaste about the incredable cost of this book (it was a gift, price tag says $75) compared to the anti-consum
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Kerry
Jul 28, 2011 added it
By the founder of Adbusters magazine, this gloriously illustrated book is the brain-clearing equivalent of hot borax tipped down drains. Anti-consumerism has never looked so good, and the philosophy behind the bi-monthly Canadian magazine is well expounded. Heavy to hold up while you read, but well worth the effort!
Parker East
Aug 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
For longtime Adbusters readers this may seem like a bit of a rehash at times. However, even if it is viewed as a repackaging of Adbusters, a best of, or condensed format of all the overarching principles, it is worth the read. It is at turns both beautiful and ugly but always thought provoking.
Hiztorian182
Apr 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites of all time. This is an art book that portrays anarchy through art. There is no reading. Really powerful and a trippy.
Peter
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Nihilism is fun ... for a while. But then it gets as boring as stale cigarettes and beer stains.

Engagement is the only path to real change, Kalle. You're old enough to know that!
jeremy
Nov 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
ought to be required reading for all aspiring graphic designers, whom, after viewing, should choose another career path entirely.
Gia
Apr 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Brought to you from AdBusters...interesting yet not linear.
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